Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly Viola’s Reeds 2016 37” Signed Serigraph Print with Original Painted Handwork

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Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Serigraph Print with Original Painted Handwork
Title: Viola's Reeds
Size: 37" x 25"
Year: 2016
Edition: X/100 + 10 AP + 3 PP + 1 TP + 1 SP + 1 Presentation Proof
Inscription: Signed "Chihuly" in silver on front, hand numbered in pencil
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

Thanks to their impactful use of color, handworked details, and metallic accents, Dale Chihuly's prints have a tremendous sense of depth not always seen in print series. Originally created as a way to communicate with his glassblowing team, Chihuly's drawings have evolved into stand-alone works of fine art. "Viola's Reeds" shares many of the attributes of the artist's famous glass works, including its vibrant color pallet and creative composition. First created in Finland in 1995, Dale Chihuly's glass reeds have become a fixture of his garden shows. Used in large-scale installations, the organic form of the reeds seamlessly blend art with nature.

This piece is currently not framed. The photo showing the frame is a mockup of a frame and what it would look like framed. If you would like the piece framed we can work with our local framer at our discounted price to pick out the perfect frame for your home.

With a total edition size of 116, "Viola's Reeds" is signed "Chihuly" in silver paint on the front of the canvas and is numbered in pencil. Purchase of this 2016 print includes a gallery certificate of authenticity from Modern Artifact.

About Dale Chihuly

Renowned as one of the preeminent contemporary glass artists globally, Dale Chihuly is celebrated for his monumental sculptures and installations that have left an indelible mark on the art world. Notably, he is the creative force behind the awe-inspiring ceiling adorning the flower garden at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and the mastermind behind the Rotunda Chandelier gracing the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Chihuly's glass creations are highly coveted collectibles among enthusiasts of decorative arts, reflecting his unmatched skill and innovation.

Despite an initial disinterest in formal education, Chihuly dedicated significant time to his academic pursuits, earning both scientific and artistic degrees in sculpture from prestigious graduate schools. While early on, he demonstrated a flair for interior design and craft, his true passion always lay in the art of glass. As a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1960s and an apprentice at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice, Chihuly honed his expertise in Murano glasswork, playing a pivotal role in bringing the ancient art of glassblowing back into the international spotlight.

Chihuly's monumental and small-scale artworks grace over 200 of the world's most esteemed decorative art collections, a testament to his enduring influence. Remarkably, the artist holds twelve honorary doctorates, underscoring the profound impact of his contributions to the art world.

His illustrious body of work spans various series, with notable ones including Cylinders and Baskets from the 1970s, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians from the 1980s, Niijima Floats and Chandeliers from the 1990s, and the more recent Fiori series from the 2000s.

For over three decades, Chihuly has served as the artistic director of his team of craftsmen, a role he assumed after two accidents left him visually impaired in one eye and unable to handle the glassblowing tube. This transformative shift opened new vistas for him to explore the possibilities of glasswork on a broader scale while retaining his distinctive and recognizable style.

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